Amir Zaki

A firm believer in the transformative power of the photographic image, Zaki images are rooted in the history of the medium and uses it to shed light on the means of representation. Over the last 16 years, Zaki has pushed the physicality of the photograph’s two dimensional construct, allowing it to exist on its own and also exploring its own object-ness.   In order to capture and record the original site, Zaki’s representations depict the complexity of place in terms of interactive evolving experience, an ongoing ecological intervention. The artist responds to the shifting contemporary landscape where nothing is permanent, constructing his own visual language to illustrate an entire mythology of place.

 Amir Zaki lives and works in Southern California. He received his MFA from UCLA in 1999 and has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since graduating. He is a full professor at the University of California at Riverside. His work is included in many museum collections including the Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

"Down NOHO-19," 1999
Down_DT-09 1999
"Family Lemp" 2002
"Family Tareco" 2002
"Untitled (OH_04X)," 2004
Untitled (WP_32).  2004
Untitled (87 and 55) diptych,  2007
Untitled (110) 2007
Artwork #11 2007
Untitled, 2007
"Artwork 6" 2007
"Untitled (Tower 21)," 2009
"Untitled (tower 42), 2009
"Untitled (Tower 19)" 2010
"Tree Portrait_33" 2012
"Tree Portrait_4" 2012
Rock #22 2016
Carving #9 2016
Heavy Flower 2014
Sliver_07 2014
"Lovers" 2018
Rock #22 2016
“Rock #34” 2016
Carving #9 2016
“Carving#4” 2016
Heavy Flower 2014
"Sliver_04" 2014
"Sliver_03" 2014
"Flower Shell" 2014
"Coastline Cliffside_7" 2012
"Coastline Cliffside_43" 2013
"Tree Portrait_33" 2012
"Tree Portrait_4" 2012
"Untitled (Tower 51)" 2010
"Untitled (Tower 30)" 2010
"Untitled (Tower 19)" 2010
"VW Vanagon Dawn Dusk, Dusk Dawn" 2009
"Symbol Combo (Dark Olive)" 2007
"Untitled (83)" 2007
"Symbol Combo (Yellow)" 2007
"Untitled (110)" 2007
"Artwork 6" 2007
"Artwork #2" 2007
"Artwork #1" 2007
"Artwork #8" 2007
Untitled (WP_32).  2004
"Untitled (WP_22)" 2004
"Untitled (OH_25X)" 2004
"Untitled (OH_19)" 2004
"Family Simpson" 2002
"Family Lemp" 2002
"Family Irvin" 2002
"Family Tareco" 2002
Down_DT-09 1999
"Down DT-24" 1999
"Down NOHO-19," 1999
"“Down_SM-07” 1999